With changing times, we have expensive dining tables at our homes. Most people prefer having their meals at dining tables. With time, I explored the benefits of sitting on the floor while eating. I have listed a couple of benefits of sitting down and eating.
The Indian Culture
Some people still follow ancient Indian beliefs and believe in the benefits of sitting on the floor. Earlier, everybody sat on the floor while having meals. It didn’t matter if you were an upper-caste or lower-caste. While having food, everybody was considered equal. Therefore, food was served to the ground. With modernization, the theory of DINING TABLES came into play. It is derived from Western culture and thoughts.
The Yogic Posture – Benefits of Sitting on the Floor
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON THE FLOOR WHILE HAVING MEAL? If yes, you know the position we sit on the ground. It is called SUKHASANA (the crossed legs). The name itself suggests that it is a GOOD (SUKH) POSTURE. It speeds digestion in our body and helps in regulating calmness. Sukhasana is also proved to improve blood circulation. It further keeps the heart-healthy.
Helps In Losing Weight – Benefits of Sitting On the Floor and Eating
You must have noticed that while sitting on the floor, you slightly bend forward while eating. This posture is believed to prevent you from overeating, which is the main reason for obesity. Sitting on the ground with your back slightly bent, helps your stomach get full quickly.
The continuous elevation and sitting movement in between and after your meals help in reducing weight. None of these happens while you are seated at a table and chair while having meals. Therefore, the benefits of sitting on the floor while eating are also applicable to weight loss.
Relaxes Mind And Body
Like any other yogic postures, Sukhasana is an ideal position to relax the mind and body. It helps you relieve stress and increase the oxygen flow in your body. Apart from the health benefits of sitting on the floor while having food also has psychological and emotional threads. It makes you kinder and grounded. In addition, it helps you to understand the importance of MOTHER EARTH and emotionally connects you with your family.
It is further essential living by Indian customs and beliefs. No matter how advanced we are, or how much modernised our country becomes, we should always be grounded and stick to our culture. So, start having meals sitting on the floor, with your beloved ones and emotionally connect with them rather than indulging on Netflix while eating!